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Memorial Service: 5:30 p.m., Friday, August 11, 2023

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home

Visitation: Following the Service

Location: Weymouth Funeral Home

Sidney Warren Kernodle, Jr., age 69, passed away unexpectedly, on July 25, 2023. Sid was born in Farmville, Virginia, to Sidney Warren Kernodle, Sr., and Linnie Noblin Kernodle.

Sid graduated from Prince Edward Academy, Farmville, Virginia, in 1971. From an early age, he had a penchant for carpentry. This natural gift and increasing expertise led to his lifelong vocation. Throughout Sid’s career, he was both self-employed and worked for various companies, including Hampden-Sydney College and Langley Airforce Base. One of Sid’s earliest and proudest accomplishments was to restore Grace Church in Yorktown, Virginia with Steckley and Company. For the last 24 years, he was employed at Christopher Newport University where he excelled as a Carpenter Supervisor.

Soon after high school, Sid met the love of his life, Patti St. Lawrence. They married in 1974 and moved to Newport News, Virginia, where they would build their life together. They enjoyed skiing, the Outer Banks, and traveling to see friends and family. Sid’s life was forever changed when their daughter, Lydia, was born in 1990. He was always wonderful with kids and loved his nieces and nephews, so it went without saying that he would be a great father, and he was the best. Sid didn’t think his life could be any more fulfilled until Lydia married her husband, Steven, and his granddaughter, Layla, was born in 2020. Layla’s favorite person was her Granddaddy, and their relationship was precious beyond measure. He was elated to know he would soon become a grandfather to Owen, Lydia and Steven’s second child, due in November.

Sid was devoted to his entire family, as well as his friends and co-workers. It was well known that he would move mountains for those that he loved. He was handsome, engaging, well respected, and he never met a stranger. Everyone who knew him was better for it, and nothing will ever fill the void he left behind.

In addition to his parents, Sid is survived by his wife, Patti, his daughter and son-in-law, Lydia and Steven Ortlieb, and his precious granddaughter, Layla.

Sid is also survived by his brother, Carl Lee Kernodle and wife, Norma; nieces: Julie Adams and husband, John, Courtney Stephens and husband, Ray, Christy Farley and husband, Shay. He is also survived by his sisters-in-law: Jenni Yount and Lisa St. Lawrence; nephew: Fletcher St. Lawrence and wife, Susan; nieces: Andrea Williamson and husband, John, and Robyn Gross and partner, Andy Dillon.

Sid has many beloved great-nieces and nephews, cousins, special family members, friends, and co-workers, too numerous to list.

Sid was preceded in death by his brothers-in-law: Robert St. Lawrence, II, John Yount, and Allen Gross.

Lastly, Sid leaves behind his beloved dog, Ziggy Stardust.

A Memorial Service will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, August 11, 2023 at Weymouth Funeral Home with visitation to follow.

In lieu of flowers, if you would like to make a donation in Sid’s memory, please consider the American Civil Liberties Union, Peninsula SPCA, or a charity of your choice.

Arrangements by Weymouth Funeral Home.

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#16 Mike & Bobbie Yeatts 2023-08-28 22:43
We are so very sorry to learn of Sid's passing. We grew up together and enjoyed the friendship of his Mom, Dad and Carl Lee and Norma. A truly good family. Sid was a fun guy to be around during our youth. It was comforting to hear that in his adult life he was loved and gave love....that made him a real gift to this world. May Sid's family find peace and strength through God's love.
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#15 Guest 2023-08-11 21:04
Dearest Patti and family,

I am so sorry to hear of Sid’s sudden transition, but know you are in my thoughts and prayers and may the memories you carry in your hearts bring comfort and peace. God Bless you all.

Carol A Campbell
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#14 Ron Hanchin 2023-08-11 13:13
I was shocked and sad to hear of Sid's unexpected Passing. My utmost condolences to family and friends. I dealt with Sid quite a bit over the years here at CNU and he was always most accommodating, helpful and friendly. He will be missed.
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#13 Ace Hardware 2023-08-10 16:45
We are all so sorry for the loss of Sid. He was a permanent fixture at our store & we will surely miss him! He was one of my first customers over 10 years ago when I started working at Ace. I will never forget how patient & kind he was to me as a newbie. His kindness & genuine smiles will be missed!
Our sincere condolences.
May the love of those around you help you through the days ahead.

Ashley, Ace Peninsula Hardware
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#12 Gillian Chavers 2023-08-10 15:16
Dear Patti Kernodle and family,
I am sorry to hear of the unexpected loss of the love of your life, Sid. I pray that you and your grieving family may find solace by the many memories your union created out of love, joy and mutual respect. I offer my condolences to you and prayers for for strength to navigate life anew without your beloved. May God bless you.
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#11 Robert Pinelli 2023-08-08 11:51
I remember Sid as a young boy who lived on Putney Street in Farmville. He was very athletic, Played basketball extremely well. We would go to Armory and play. He was kind and very friendly of us younger kids and a really good roll model for us kids I am so sorry for your loss the Lord got one of the GOOD ONE'S.
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#10 Dean Alexander 2023-08-07 20:55
I am saddened to hear of Sid’s passing. He and Patti were good friends to me and and my ex wife. My deepest condolences to Patti and the entire family. May Sid rest in peace. His Memory Eternal.
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#9 Lynn Altom 2023-08-05 16:03
Patti, I am so sorry for the loss of your beloved Sid. I am so sad for your family, but I know that you and your daughter will keep his memory alive for his grandbabies with all of the wonderful memories you will share. I often think back to our early SW years when we as friends had so much fun together. Sending positive intentions and loving thoughts to you and your family. Love, Lynn and Dan
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#8 Rhonda S Rowland 2023-08-04 22:37
It has been 52 years since I last saw Sid. He had study hall when I was a library assistant. He provided many humorous moments for us in the library. Miss Kate the librarian would remind him that he was supposed to be reading the current events in the newspaper rather than the comics! When she would disappear to her office, Sid would take the flag from its stand and parade around the library with it. I always thought he was a born comedian. May God comfort all of you in the loss of your loved one.
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#7 virginia brown 2023-08-04 12:06
sorry for your loss prayers to you and your family
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#6 Randy Hughes 2023-08-04 02:14
I was so sorry to hear of this news. Sid was someone I respected as a supervisor and friend. He never had bad word to say even when he was upset and could always make me laugh. After I moved away anytime I stopped back by to visit, he was always welcoming and we would pick up like we had seen each other the day before. It has been many years but will never forget this man. He will be greatly missed by all that knew him.
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#5 Marie Whytsell 2023-08-03 22:41
I send sincere condolences to my friend and classmate, Patty, and all of the Kernodle family. I hope that the wonderful memories you made together will eventually help soothe the pain. My thoughts are with you.
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#4 Tara Z. Dixon 2023-08-03 21:59
I recall meeting Sid when I first started working at CNU in 2005. He is one that cannot be forgotten due to his height and I always enjoyed when I was lucky enough to have him fulfill a work order that I had placed. He always had a smile and was a joy to be around. My condolences to his wife and family as well as all who knew and loved him.
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#3 Bill Brauer 2023-08-03 14:26
I extend my sincerest condolences to Sid’s family and the Facilities Management and Plant Operations Department at Christopher Newport University. Sid was a good friend and colleague and an exceptional carpenter whose craftsmanship touched every corner of the campus. His presence and work had a profound and lasting impact on the life of CNU and its students, faculty and staff. I will miss him. My thoughts and prayers are with you all!
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#2 Susan Morgan 2023-08-03 00:05
Patti -- I am so very sorry for your loss. The unexpected loss of a loved one is especially difficult. I pray you will find peace and comfort in the deep love and many wonderful memories that you shared with Sid. May your beautiful daughter and grandchildren be a constant reminder of the love and connection that you and Sid created. Fondly, Susan
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#1 Jennie and bucky 2023-08-01 16:16
We both know that one day we will be able to look at CNU with a smile but right now it is so raw and emotional…we will always have the years of memories..and most of all we had your friendship that we both cherish…love you Patti and Lydia
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